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65 A Bad Year for Good Music III – Dave Swarbrick

Broadcast on Easter Sunday, proving that none of us looked at the public holiday dates before we announced the show time…  Nevertheless, a maximum of 29 with 22 – 24 all the way through.  Thank you all for listening, and this time it was something away from the mainstream.  Our skipping trip through Dave Swarbrick’s career seemed to go down well.  Here is the playlist.

Preshow

Bottom Of The Punchbowl/The Swallow Tail/Marquis Of Tullybardine Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
The Deserter – Medley: The Lark In The Morning, Rakish Paddy, Foxhunter’s Jig, Toss The Feathers Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Flatback Caper Fairport Convention Full House 1970
The Hair of the Dogma/As Bitme/John Barleycorn Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
The Wee Cooper of Fyfe Ian Campbell Folk Group This Is The Ian Campbell Folk Group 1963

The Show

 The Two Magicians Martin Carthy Martin Carthy 1965
Porcupine Rag Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
The Salamanca Medley Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
Hens March To The Middens Dave Swarbrick Rags, Reels & Airs 1967
Byker Hill Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick Byker Hill 1967
John Barleycorn Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick Byker Hill 1967
Come All Ye Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Matty Groves Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Walk Awhile Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Sloth Fairport Convention Full House 1970
The Journeyman’s Grace Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
The Hexhamshire Lass Fairport Convention Nine 1973
Rising For The Moon Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
Night-Time Girl Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
Royal Seleccion No. 13 Fairport Convention The Bonny Bunch of Roses 1977
Jack O’Rion Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
Ye Marine’rs All Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
a. Wat Ye Wha I Met The Streen; b. The Ribbons Of The Redheaded Girl; c. Ril Gan Ainm DaveSwarbrick Smiddyburn 1981
a. Wishing; b. The Victor’s Return; c. The Gravel Walk DaveSwarbrick Smiddyburn 1981
79ths Farewell – Atholl Highlanders – De’il In The Kitchen Dave Swarbrick + Simon Nicol In The Club 1982
O’Carolans Farewell To Music Dave Swarbrick + Simon Nicol In The Club 1982
Carthy’s March – The Lemon Tree Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Life and Limb 1990
Medley: Crazy Man Michael / To Althea From Prison / White Dress / Rosie Dave Swarbrick English Fiddler: Swarbrick Plays Swarbrick 2003

Postshow

The Bonny Black Hare Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
Hen’s March – Four Poster Bed Dave Swarbrick + Simon Nicol In The Club 1982
a. The Bride’s March; b. The Keelman’s Pertition DaveSwarbrick Flittin’ 1983
Sovay Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Life and Limb 1990
Close To The Wind Dave Swarbrick And Simon Nicol Close To The White Bear 1998
Fiddlestix Dave Swarbrick And Simon Nicol Close To The White Bear 1998
The Hen’s March/The Four Poster Bed Fairport Convention The History Of Fairport Convention 1972

 

A Bad Year for Good Music pt. III

This time, we will have a look at the career of the late violinist extraordinaire Dave Swarbrick, best known for his work with Fairport Convention, but also quite active outside that group.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

64 A Bad Year for Good Music 2: Robert Stigwood

A good crowd joined us to remember the career of Robert Stigwood and the artists and shows that he was responsible for.
He more or less invented the role independent record producer, changing the way that popular music was created and marketed, and was an important part of the development of both bands and shows that achieved worldwide recognition.

Radio Free D’ni isn’t quite in that league, but we did have up to 30 listeners, with about half of you with us on the plaza.

Pre and post show music consisted of items that had not made the cut for the show – and there were plenty of them, too.

Preshow

Title Artist Album Year
Oh! Calcutta Cast Soundtrack 1969
I Feel Free Cream Fresh Cream 1966
5:15 The Who Quadrophenia 1973
Willie and the Hand Jive Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
I Shot the Sheriff Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
Behind Blue Eyes The Who Who’s Next 1971
Squeeze Box The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
You’re The One That I Want John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Grease – The Original Soundtrack 1978

The Show

Johnny Remember Me John Leyton single 1961
Happy Jack The Who A Quick One 1966
Slip Kid The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
SWLABR Cream Disraeli Gears 1967
Born Under A Bad Sign Cream Wheels of Fire 1968
Well All Right Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
Can’t Find My Way Home Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
Layla Derek & The Dominos Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
Tell the Truth Derek & The Dominos Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
Bad Love Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Motherless Children Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
New York Mining Disaster, 1941 The Bee Gees Bee Gees’ 1st 1967
Jive Talkin’ Bee Gees Main Course 1975
Hair London Cast Hair 1969
Heaven On Their Minds Murray Head Jesus Christ Superstar 1970
Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say) Ian Gillan Jesus Christ Superstar 1970
Another Suitcase In Another Hall Siobhan McCarthy Evita (London Cast) 1978
Pinball Wizard The Who Tommy 1969
A Fifth Of Beethoven Walter Murphy Saturday Night Fever 1977
Disco Inferno The Trammps Saturday Night Fever 1977
Grease Frankie Valli Grease – The Original Soundtrack 1978
Greased Lightnin John Travolta Grease – The Original Soundtrack 1978
The Barber And His Wife Cast Sweeney Todd 1980
Hot Lunch Jam Irene Cara Fame OST 1980

Postshow

You Should Be Dancin’ The Bee Gees Children of the World 1976
Had to Cry Today Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire 1968
Anything For Your Love Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
I Can See For Miles The Who The Who Sell Out 1967
Baba O’Riley The Who Who’s Next 1971

 

Magic Light show, Kadish Tolesa, Spring 2017

Yoda put on another light show for us in Magic Tolesa and we followed up with a dance party, as is traditional 🙂  The Kadish bay was a great place for the light show, with lots of space for the audience to spread out along and a big flat area to perform on.  The dance afterwards made use of one of the best dance floors in MOUL, the interior of the pyramid puzzle building.

The light show was accompanied by music from Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff and the TONTO synthesiser, one of those unique electronic instruments that in fact turns up all over the place, but only credited in the small print, if at all.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
A Rainbow in Curved Air Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air 1971
Brandenburg Concerto #4 in G Major: III-Presto Wendy Carlos The Well-Tempered Synthesizer 1969

Show

Waves Malcolm Cecil Radiance 1981
Cybernaut Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Zero Time 1971
Timewhys Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Zero Time 1971
Ferryboat Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Tonto Rides Again 1996
Freeflight Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Tonto Rides Again 1996
Tontomotion Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Tonto Rides Again 1996

Dance party

Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station 1976
Chris Rea – Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
I Love To Boogie T.Rex single 1976
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild 1992
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
China Grove The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me 1973
Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay 1982
Boogie Wonderland Earth Wind And Fire I Am 1979
Dancin’ in the Moonlight Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Disco Inferno Trammps Disco Inferno 1976
Roadhouse Blues The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970
A Kind Of Magic Queen A Kind of Magic 1986
Good Lovin’ Gone Bad Bad Company Straight Shooter 1975
Just What I Needed The Cars The Cars 1978
Running In The Family Level 42 Running In The Family 1987
Feelin’ Alright Caravan Better by Far 1977
The Invisible Man Queen The Miracle 1989
Dreamer Supertramp Crime of the Century 1974
Almighty Blues Wishbone Ash Bona Fide – Special Limited Edition 2006
My Future Ex-Wife The Hamsters Open All Hours 2004
Another One Bites The Dust Queen The Game 1980
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Hammer To Fall Queen The Works 1984
Walk Around Time Robert Cray Band, The Midnight Stroll 1990
Headlong Queen Innuendo 1991
Fantasized Robert Cray Strong Persuader 1986
Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
The Heart Of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
All Right Now Free Fire and Water 1970
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Stay With Me Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink . . 1971
Gonna Buy A Hat Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
I Can’t Dance To That Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
Great Divide Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
Deal With the Preacher Bad Company Straight Shooter 1975
Preacher In The Ring Pt. I Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers 1980
See The Same Way Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
King In A Catholic Style China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
The Storm Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
Ragman Deacon Blue Raintown 1987
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits Money For Nothing 1988
Dancing Decameron Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
My Brother Jake Free Highway 1970
Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis And The News Fore! 1986
Savoy Jeff Beck Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop 1989
Trampled Underfoot Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
The Ability To Swing Thomas Dolby Aliens Ate My Buick 1988

 

63 Covered Up 2

A second set of Covered Up songs, where we find the original versions of songs and then play one or two covers that are interesting and different from the original.  A bit nerd-ey perhaps, but fascinating if you are into that sort of thing.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Roll over Beethoven Electric Light Orchestra ELO 2 1973
L. A. Woman Billy Idol Charmed Life 2000
Cocaine J.J. Cale Troubadour 1976
Soul Man The Blues Brothers The Essentials: The Blues Brothers 2003
Then She Kissed Me Kiss Love Gun 1977
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland 1968
Shapes of Things Rush Feedback 2004
Summertime Dave Edmunds The Early Years (Disc 1) 1991
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion II 1991
Let the Good Times Roll (Remastered) Man All’s Well That Ends Well 2014

 

The Show

Cher – Believe (Rough Cut) Cher Believe 1998
Do you believe (in Kölle Alaaf) Wise Guys LIVE 2000
Delilah Tom Jones single 1968
Delilah The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Live At The BBC 2009
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones Forty Licks 1965
Satisfaction CCS Whole Lotta Love ( CCS I ) 1970
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! 1978
All Along the Watchtower Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding 1967
All Along The Watchtower The Hamsters The Jimi Hendrix Memorial Concerts 1995 1996
The House of the Rising Sun Georgia Turner The Alan Lomax Popular Songbook 2003
The House of the Risin’ Sun Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1962
The House of the Rising Sun The Animals The Animals 1964
Whiskey In The Jar The Dubliners More of the Hard Stuff 1967
Whisky In The Jar Thin Lizzy single 1974
Whisky in the Jar Metallica Garage Inc. 1998
Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry single 1956
Roll Over Beethoven Charlie Feathers New Jungle Fever 1987
Tainted Love Gloria Jones single 1965
Tainted Love Soft Cell Non Stop Erotic Cabaret 1981
Go Now Bessie Banks Single 1964
Go Now Simply Red Stay (Expanded Edition) 2014
Flip Flop and Fly Big Joe Turner single 1955
Flip Flop And Fly Vince Weber Octoroon 1991
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder Innervisions 1973
Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother’s Milk 1989
Blinded By The Light Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. 1973
Blinded by the Light Manfred Mann’s Earth Band The Roaring Silence 1976

Postshow

Come Together Aerosmith Best Of Aerosmith
Please Don’t Touch Motörhead Ace Of Spades 1981
New York Groove Ace Frehley Ace Frehley 2014
Before You Accuse Me Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo’s Factory 1970
Honky Tonk Woman Jerry Lee Lewis Last Man Standing 2006
Go Now The Moody Blues The Magnificent Moodies 1964

 

Saint Patrick’s Day 2017

Radio Free D’ni provided some of the music for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and post-parade bop, and here is the playlist :).

The preshow was, as usual, designed to let people find the broadcast channel and get tuned in to the music.  Unfortunately, I had not created the playlists, and doing so took up so much processing power that the channel dropped out for most people.  However, I promised not to do that again, and the listeners returned…  at one point, 43 folks were listening, more than were in the cavern, and we still had 27 on line when I handed over to Joker at 15 KI.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Heart to Heart Kenny Loggins High Adventure 1982
Mirage Jean-Luc Ponty Enigmatic Ocean 1977
Solaris CIALYN The Descent Unseen 2015
Oxygène (Part II) Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygène 1976
Périapside CIALYN single 2016
Shock The Monkey Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 4 (Remastered) 2002

The main event began with the parade, following Minasunda’s artfully placed set of markers, which included instructions for dance moves or emotes to be performed in certain locations.

Parade

Slides The Bothy Band Out Of The Wind Into The Sun 1977
The Jolly Beggar Reel Planxty Planxty 1972
Chain Of Fools The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Emerald Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Polkas a) trip to sado b) dan-ti-dan-dan Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Calum Sgaire Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
Larry Redican’s Hornpipe – The Green Banner Jerry O’Sullivan The Invasion 2001
The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Double Jigs-Out On The Ocean~Tiocfaidh Tú Abhaile Liom (You Will Come Home With Me) Planxty Woman I Loved So Well 1980
Slip Jigs Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
The Pipe On The Hob The Bothy Band Out Of The Wind Into The Sun 1977
Cunla Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
Reels: The Old Torn Petticoat; The Dublin Reel; The Wind That Shakes The Barley Planxty Cold Blow And The Rainy Night 1974
Brian Boru’s March The Chieftains The Chieftains 2 1969
Hornpipes Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
Port Lúascaigh- Leppadumdowledum Donal Lunny Donal Lunny 1987
Introduction-Lucy’s Tune/Indiana Drones Davy Spillane Shadow Hunter 1990
The Tar Road to Sligo/Paddy Clancy’s Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Fionnghuala Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
The Mouseskin Shoe & Dancing in Allihies Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Atlantic Bridge Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988

After the parade we went to the (green, of course) Greeters Pub for some  dancing

Dance

Music In The Glen Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
The Morning Star Bothy Band Out Of The Wind Into The Sun 1977
The Salamanca/The Banshee/The Sailor’s Bonnet Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Domino Hozier Hootenanny 2015 2015
Western Whisper Davy Spillane A Place Among The Stones 1994
The Night Visit Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Messenger Boy Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Lisdoonvarna Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Pigtown /, Tie the Ribbons / The Bag of Potatoes The Chieftains The Chieftains 2 1969
Mustang Sally The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Take Me To The River The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
I Thank You The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Polkas: Dennis Murphy’s Polka; The 42 Pound Cheque; John Ryan’s Polka Planxty Cold Blow And The Rainy Night 1974
Reels Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
 Reels-The Woman I Never Forgot (Canny’s)~The Pullett~The Ladies Pantalettes Planxty Woman I Loved So Well 1980
Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Got Me In It’s Spotlight) Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Chinatown Thin Lizzy Chinatown 1980
Whisky In The Jar Thin Lizzy single 1972
Poirt Donal Lunny Donal Lunny 1987
Glentown Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Fonn Mall Donal Lunny Donal Lunny 1987
Don’t Forget Your Shovel Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Volcano U2 Songs of Innocence 2014
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now U2 Songs of Innocence 2014
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Waiting For An Alibi Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend 1979
Do Anything You Want To Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend 1979
In The Midnight Hour The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Show Me The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Treat Her Right The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
The Storm Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
The Rocker Thin Lizzy Vagabonds of the Western World 1973
Don’t Believe A Word Thin Lizzy Johnny The Fox 1976
Bad Reputation Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Hard To Handle The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Jailbreak Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Dedication Thin Lizzy Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy 1991

 

Covered Up II

This Sunday we will present our second round of original songs and cover versions thereof which are either unusal, have a bit of a story to them, or both. We did receive some criticism about our last show on this theme, but also enough positive feedback that we think it’s a viable concept, especially since this is not just original and almost identical cover, but rather the more diverse bits.

Because of the time difference caused by North America switching to Daylight Saving Time earlier than most of the rest of the world, this show will air from 1400 KI time, which will be 2000 UK and 2100 MET, so for our European listeners, it will be the usual time and an hour later than usual to our North American listeners.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

International Women’s Day 2017

For IWD 2017 Radio Free D’ni presented a four-hour show of music by female artists, presented by Root Beer with AlanDJ, Malaclypse and Edison Rex.  Hummingbird was with us on the plaza, and delivered some reminders of what the day was about, and biographical details of significant women, some famous and others not so.  In addition, Ghaelen D’Lareh (who could not be with us due to other commitments) contributed a spoken piece about Mary Woolstonecroft and Mary Shelley.

We had over 35 listeners for the majority of the show, with a peak of 43 – Do join us again 🙂

Title Artist Album Year
Tatal Nostru Angela Gheorghiu Mysterium 2001
Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Manic Monday Bangles Different Light 1986
Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles Different Light 1986
Big Time Sensuality Bjork Debut 1993
You’ve Got A Friend Carole King Tapestry 1971
Shadows Of The Moon Cathy Lesurf Sweet Rememberance [EP] 1985
Doctor Who (Original Theme) Delia Derbyshire Blue Veils And Golden Sands 1963
Take The ‘A’ Train Ella Fitzgerald Ella In Japan: ‘S Wonderful (1964) 2011
Whatever Lola Wants Ella Fitzgerald Ella In Japan: ‘S Wonderful (1964) 2011
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 1985
Rabbit Heart Florence And The Machine live performance, Later 2009
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor Love Tracks 1978
I Am Woman Helen Reddy I Don’t Know How To Love Him 1971
Love And Affection Joan Armatrading live performance, Later 2007
Water With The Wine Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading 1976
Free Man In Paris Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Woodstock Joni Mitchell Ladies of The Canyon 1970
Free Me Joss Stone live performance, Later 2014
Letting Me Down Joss Stone and the Jools Holland R+B Orchestra Jools Hootenannny 2014 2014
Send In The Clowns Judy Collins Judith 1975
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Judy Collins Judith 1975
Wollstonecraft and Shelley Ghaelen d’Lareh 2017
Woman Of The 80’s Julia Fordham Julia Fordham 1988
The Fiddle And The Drum June Tabor Abyssinians 1983
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall live performance, Later 2004
Uummannaq Song K.T. Tunstall Tiger Suit 2010
Running Up That Hill Kate Bush The Whole Story 1986
The Man With The Child In His Eyes Kate Bush The Kick Inside 1978
Awkward Annie Kate Rusby Awkward Annie 2007
Perfect Timing Kiki Dee Perfect Timing 1981
I’ve Got The Music In Me Kiki Dee Band I’ve Got The Music In Me 1974
Time And Love Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry 1969
Woman’s Blues Laura Nyro Eli And The Thirteenth Confession 1968
Shout Lulu and the Luvvers single 1964
Girl Don’t Come Sandie Shaw Single 1964
Sugar Me Lynsey de Paul single 1972
Blood and Gold/Mohacs Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
One Blade Shy Of A Sharp Edge Nanci Griffith Late Night Grande Hotel 1991
Ready For The Good Life Paloma Faith Jools Hootenanny 2014 2014
Take Me Paloma Faith Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014 2014
Carpet Of The Sun Renaissance Ashes Are Burning 1973
Black Is The Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn 2015
Peace In The Valley Ruby Turner + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hootenanny 2014 2014
Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live (DVD) 2002
Smooth Operator Sade Diamond Life 1984
Who Knows Where The Time Goes Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking 1969
Good Tradition Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart 1988
Twist in My Sobriety Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart 1988
On The Move The Daydream Club Overgrown 2010
Light Flight The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988
Pentangling The Pentangle Pentangle 1968
Talking about a Revolution Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988

62 No Fillers 1

For this, we chose albums that we consider to have no weak tracks at all, that is, no fillers, no tracks just to pad out the album to its full length. Naturally enough this is a little bit subjective, so if we haven’t included your favourite, I apologise, but will note that we have several albums left over in our list, enough for more shows on this theme, if you like it. And do please send us your own suggestions for this category.  Tracks were chosen as far as possible to be the less-well known and played ones from each album

The Preshow was made up from the F section of my stash, with Flanders and Swann interjecting some humour between Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac.

The Postshow consisted of tracks that didn’t quite make the cut for the main show, given that we restricted ourselves to two tracks from each album.  This was one way to fit those extra tracks in.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Matty Groves Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Who Knows Where The Time Goes? Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking 1969
The Gas-Man Cometh Flanders And Swann At The Drop Of Another Hat 1964
A Song Of Patriotic Prejudice Flanders And Swann At The Drop Of Another Hat 1964
The Chain Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977

The Show

River Song Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Dreamer Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Happy Song Three Dog Night Cyan 1973
Lay Me Down Easy Three Dog Night Cyan 1973
Miss Judy’s Farm Faces A Nod’s As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse 1971
Too Bad Faces A Nod’s As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse 1971
Long As I Can See The Light Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo’s Factory 1970
Up Around The Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo’s Factory 1970
Clear White Light – Part 2 Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Winter Song Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Fantasia Lindum – Celestial Light Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1971
Three Seasons Almaine Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1971
Need You Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1973
Swamp Music Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1973
Breaking Point Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
No Alibis Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Put The Finger On You AC/DC For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) 1981
Breaking The Rules AC/DC For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) 1981
Mihalis David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
No Way David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
Talk Of The Town Bruce Hornsby Harbour Lights 1993
Rainbow’s Cadillac Bruce Hornsby Harbour Lights 1993

Postshow

Stay With Me Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink . . To A Blind Horse 1971
Lady Eleanor Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Road To Kingdom Come Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
To Ye Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1996
Pretending Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Bad Love Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Before You Accuse Me Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Harbor Lights Bruce Hornsby Harbor Lights 1993
What A Time Bruce Hornsby Harbor Lights 1993

 

No-Filler Albums

On March 5th, we will present a selection of tracks from albums that have no filler on them. Those albums are both rarer, and more frequent than might be expected: some of the “usual suspects” not having produced a single such album, whereas there are quite a few largely unknown artists who have almost made a hobby out of making them, despite never breaking into the upper end of the charts.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse